P245 ORACLE 245 Fri 4 Feb ITN 2100:10   — UNION —   FRANCE v   SCOTLAND Skipper Jean-Pierre Rives will become France's most capped flanker when he leads his country against Scotland in Paris tomorrow. And that 40th appearance could put him well in line to achieve, as captain, a second Grand Slam in three years. For only Scotland's most fervent supporters would expect them to end a six-match sequence of defeats in Paris. But captain Roy Laidlaw is refusing to adopt a defeatist attitude. "At our best we can spring a surprise," he says. "We showed that when we beat Wales in Cardiff last season."